New Oh, Sleeper song: Hush Yael

Metalcore rockers Oh, Sleeper posted a song from their upcoming album, Children of Fire, on Facebook yesterday for all of those interested in getting sonically punched in the face. The song begins softly enough with crooning vocals of Shane Blay–but just about anybody who’s into metalcore knows that an innocently quiet intro is just a sign to brace up for something obliterating. And, indeed, 27 seconds later, Micah Kinard storms in with howls upon pounding beats and epic electric guitar work.

With themes of justice and the horrors of the ruthlessness of humans, the lyrics send in the chills–titled “Hush Yael,” they tell the story of the 1979 Nahariya attack, a raid by a Palestinian militant group upon Israel, resulting in the deaths of a father and his two children, one a two-year-old girl named Yael.

My thoughts when I first heard this song: holy freaking Oh, Sleeper. You might wanna check this out right here.

The album Children of Fire is up for pre-order now with special bundle packs you can select here. I’m seriously considering getting the flag package.

Oh, and by the way, you can download “Endseekers” on iTunes now. If you’d like.

Oh, Sleeper fans, let me hear ya!

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Fresh song from Oh, Sleeper

Metalcore band Oh, Sleeper just posted their new song “Endseekers” on Facebook, and it’s psyching me out for their upcoming album Children of Fire. Check it out here and tell me what ya think.

UPDATE: Oh, and b-t-dubs, you can find the lyrics here on their Facebook, too.

Hilarious Showbread song misinterpretation

Cover of "No Sir Nihilism Is Not Practica...

Cover of No Sir Nihilism Is Not Practical

This post is about a Showbread song from No Sir, Nihilism is Not Practical. But first, I need to explain some things:

1. I promised you and myself to finish some blogs I started so you could read them (mainly about Emery and cookies).
2. I realized that being away from the Internet for 2 weeks would make this impossible.

Therefore:
1. I’m sorry for lying about posting things that I won’t be able to post for a while.
2. For the short break in those 2 weeks that I do have internet, I’ve written up this blog that is was scheduled to be published today. So, like, I wrote this earlier. Not today. If you don’t understand, it’s a blog thing, and it’s okay. Just…keep reading.

Anyways…

My friend and I were searching up “Showbread” on YouTube, and we found this video of a “misinterpretation” of Showbread’s song “If You Like Me, Check Yes, If You Don’t, I’ll Die” from their first album No Sir, Nihilism is Not Practical.

If you’ve never heard of Showbread, you probably won’t completely understand the humor. For me, “Check Yes” was the one Showbread song I despised (gasp!) because it was so overly-screechy, but the creator of the video used the sonic chaos to rewrite the lyrics according to what his imagination decided Josh Dies and Tae were singing/screaming–basically, it’s a sort of odd twist on song lyric videos, complete with very silly pictures.

Oh, and if you’re wondering whether it’s worth your time watching this, let me just say this: the video’s tabbed on my “Bookmarks Bar” for necessary revisits and I now listen to “Check Yes” so I may gleefully sing completely inaccurate lyrics.

Enjoy. (If the picture of the “Gay” People magazine cover weirds you out, trust me that it bears no real significance.)

Enough to Let Me Go

Artist: Switchfoot

Album: Hello Hurricane

“If you love somebody, let them go. If they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.”

Maybe you’re a parent who had to watch your child walk off to a new life in college.
Maybe you’re a significant other who had to let the one you love go through a time of separation.
Maybe you’re a mother who had to wave her son goodbye before he went to join the navy.
Maybe you’re an older sibling who had to watch a younger sister find her own way to grow up.
Maybe you’re someone who had to hug your friend for the last time before they got on that airplane to begin a journey.
Maybe you’re someone who had to hold the hand of your grandmother as she said goodbye.

Maybe you, like most of us, have had to let someone go. And felt like your heart was being wrenched from your chest.

In “Enough to Let Me Go,” Jon Foreman couldn’t have depicted the heaviness of this human sensation any better:

Oh, I’m a wandering soul
I’m still walking the line
That leads me home alone

All I know
I still got mountains to climb
On my own, on my own

Chorus:
Do you love me enough to let me go?
To let me follow through
To let me fall for you
Do you love me enough to let me go?

Back from the dead of winter
Back from the dead and all our leaves are dry
You’re so beautiful, tonight

Back from the dead we went through
Back from the dead and both our tongues are tied
You look beautiful tonight

But every seed dies before it grows

Chorus

Breathe it in and let it go
Every breath you take is not your to own
It’s not yours to hold
Do you love me enough to let me go?

Hands (pt. 2)

Artist: The Almost

Album: Monster Monster

My previous blog on Hands was inspired from this music video of The Almost’s song “Hands.” May I encourage you to take a short break and watch it? The message in the music is simple, but powerful.

Lyrics:

With our hands up high we’re screamin’
Whoa whoa-oh, whoa whoa-oh

I’m not afraid
To make big mistakes
To fall flat on my face
I need to get this looked at
Need to get this looked at
I need some time to think
About what I’ve done
Oh, one last thing before I go

Chorus:
With our hands up high we’re sreaming
Whoa whoa-oh, whoa whoa-oh
And with our feet
We stomp a cadence for you

It’s all free and that’s real
It’s all free, you said I need
To accept, I need forget I guess
I’m glad I got this looked at
Finally got this looked at
I’m so glad you came for me
Get this, get this right
Before we go

Chorus

Bridge:
I am the one who needs you
I am the one who needs you
I am the one who needs you

Chorus